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Friday 14 January, 2005

Peter Hambro Mining

Directorate Change

Peter Hambro Mining PLC
14 January 2005

14 January 2005

                            PETER HAMBRO MINING PLC
                           APPOINTMENT OF A DIRECTOR

Peter Hambro Mining plc is pleased to announce that at yesterday's Board 
Meeting, Andrey Maruta was appointed by the Board as a Director of the Company 
with immediate effect. Mr Andrey Maruta, aged 29, has been Peter Hambro Mining's
Group Chief Accountant for the past 2 years and was previously a Senior Auditor
with Moore Stephens. He also assumes the role of Deputy Finance Director.

Mr Philip Leatham, the Group's Finance Director, will become a Non-Executive
Director but retain responsibility for financial affairs.

Peter Hambro, Chairman of Peter Hambro Mining plc, commented:

"It has always been our policy to retain as much Russian involvement in the
company as we can and I am delighted that Andrey Maruta, who came to us from
Vladivostok via Moore Stephens, is continuing the trend. We welcome his
experience in both Russian and UK accounting practice and look forward to
working with him in this challenging role."

Further statutory information relating to Andrey Maruta is set out below.


Alya Samokhvalova             +44 (0) 20 7201 8900
Peter Hambro Mining PLC

Tom Randell                   +44 (0) 20 7653 6620

The following information is provided in accordance with paragraph 15 and
Schedule 2(f) of the AIM Rules:

Andrey Viktorovich Maruta:

a)      has held within past the 5 years the following directorships:
                 ARICOM PLC
b)      has no unspent convictions in relation to indictable offences;
c)      has not had any bankruptcy order made against him or entered into any
        individual voluntary arrangement;
d)      has not been a director of a company which has been placed into
        receivership, compulsory liquidation, creditors' voluntary liquidation,
        administration or which has entered into any company voluntary 
        arrangement or any composition or arrangement with its creditors 
        generally or any class of its creditors, at the time of or within 
        twelve months preceding such events;
e)      has not been a partner of any partnership which has been put into
        compulsory liquidation, administration or entered into partnership 
        voluntary arrangements, at the time of or within twelve months preceding 
        such event;
f)      has not had a receivership of any asset or of a partnership where he
        was a partner at the time of or within twelve months preceding such 
        event; or
g)      has not been publicly criticised by statutory or regulatory 
        authorities (including recognised professional bodies) or ever been 
        disqualified by a court from acting as a director of a company or from 
        acting in the management or conduct of the affairs of any company.

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